So, you guys know I’ve been clearing out toxic products in our home. And here’s just a little helpful tip I couldn’t resist sharing…
Instead of throwing products out or giving them to someone, try returning them to the store! I thought this was such a long shot, but I gathered up all the old cleaning products that I had purchased from Costco that I have since learned to be toxic and I took them right up to the return counter. The employee there didn’t flinch or ask a thing and just processed the returns.
I did the same thing at Sephora. I took all my old, used Nars products back after I found out some of the lipsticks I used to wear rank in the top twenty for containing LEAD. Again, they didn’t ask a thing and didn’t mind that the products were used and came without packaging and without a receipt.
The total amount of money I got back was $300+.
Plus, it just felt good.
And here’s a really great NY Times article: Is There Danger Lurking in Your Lipstick? (Thanks, Abby!)